It's Friday night over here, and Big Guy just finished speaking and was really tough with the Asian business community. He hated being the bearer of bad news, but that's what a leader does: lays out the facts and lets the chips fall where they may.
So Big Guy told the Japanese and Koreans and Chinese that they couldn't count on the American consumer to keep them all afloat in the global economy. That was that. We've had it with them, and they better get used to it.
Then the U.S. trade gap numbers were released. Huh.
Apparently Americans are buying all their crap plenty, it's just what Big Guy is selling that they aren't buying.